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Re: Horses left in trailers overnite

In a message dated 3/1/99 10:50:50 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< we don't have to worry
 about them going through the electric fence. They are safe and dry in
 the trailer. Why would that be abusive? Your horses travel in trailers.
 They are loose, have hay and water. Plus they are dry and safe. I don't
 see the problem. 
I would agree with putting them in the trailer during a thunderstorm for
exactly the reason you mentioned.  But, since I don't have a stock trailer
that I can turn into portable box stalls I wouldn't leave him in there all
night.  The post that brought this subject up was referring to leaving horses
overnight in a straight load trailer.  That DOES seem abusive, the horse can't
move around,  or even put his head down comfortably, and all this either
before or after they're going to be doing a 50 miler.  This doesn't even take
into account the poor neighbors who are trying to sleep because, of course,
the frustrated horse locked in a straight load trailer is pawing and stomping
and WANTS OUT.   Luckily, it doesn't seem to happen very often though!  :)


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